Saturday, November 28, 2015

It's Movember!

Let's celebrate men's health this month by not, I'm not entirely sure how that works to support men's health, but it's a thing, so I'm on board. I like the men in my life and I want them to be healthy, so I guess I won't shave :)

Here's a brand-new-to-me challenge over at Words 2 Scrap By. Their November challenge is The Face of Men's I took some Marvel scrapbook paper and trimmed out Spiderman's face and added a mustache. I actually have some wooden mustaches that would be the perfect size but not surprisingly, I can't find them when I want them! Yikes!
I had the wooden hashtag from awhile ago and I thought these black letters were very Comic Sans looking.

The washi tape has these great words so I added that too.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Glittery Favors

We all know I like the sparkle of glitter and dislike the mess...which is why Stickles are my favorite supply in the world. Today I've used it to make some favors for a shower or wedding or even a holiday dinner for family.

This one just Stickles on the plastic/metal lid and takes no time at all.

For this one, I used a permanent marker to color the inside of the lid purple, then added purple Stickles on the top. I cut the A from a sheet of adhesive rhinestones I found at Jo Ann's and adhered it first, then added the Stickles around it.

These were especially easy and you could make a lot of them very quickly. Fill them with mints or little candies and you're set for a big gathering.

I found the favors at The Flower Factory, but I'm guessing you can find them just about anywhere.

Happy Friday! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Digital Stamps From Indonesia

Over at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I heard about Monika's store and her friend, who draws her images for the store.

For about $1.68 I got each image and supported an artist across the globe. That's enough money for two people to go to lunch...I think I can spare the buck and a half. Plus, I got these great images.

I had to get the coffee/tea set because I'm in the Coffee Loving Papercrafts group and always in need of hot drink images.

I used Prismacolor pencils in rainbow colors for this first card. I fussy cut the image after coloring.

This is the same image, obviously, done in watercolors.I cut and attached to the burlap bag with glue dots...but I might need to sew it on. We'll see. I think sliding in a coffee gift card will work great in this bag.

This second image is so fun, I decided to make them parrots, although they're probably cockatiels. I also probably should've printed it on thicker paper. I'll do that next time, but isn't this image sweet? I love the bird images over at the JavaCardLineArt.

Happy Wednesday (nearly Thursday—thanks to Blogger for having a fit earlier and keeping me from uploading pics)

And Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2015

I'm Starting To Think Christmas

Even though I don't decorate or listen to Christmas carols before Thanksgiving on principle, I have been influenced by the way Christmas starts creeping in right after Halloween. I doodled a quote from the movie Elf a week or two ago...then I redoodled it (pretend that's a real word) later. I like my second version better, but I wonder if it's too hard to read (plus I started to write candy canes twice, so I need to fix that to an o).

I tested my husband on it and he was able to figure it out, so maybe it's okay. Do you have an opinion? Is the second version just a little too crowded?

Either way, it was fun to make these and know it's almost time to watch Elf and A Muppet's Christmas Carol and Scrooged and A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Happy Monday!
p.s.. a2z Scrapbooking is having tons of sales and deals this week like a lot of places. Hope you'll hop over to the Facebook page or the blog and consider spending your money on a store that was started to fund charities. It always makes me happy to shop there.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday Post

Since I missed my usual Wednesday because of work and a sick kid (who's now better yay), I thought I'd do a tbt post.

Here's a pic of my daughter and mom in 2011. Two of my favorite women in the world, before the girl was an actual adult.

My favorite book as a kid, and the first I ever read, I think.

My all-time fave singer as a teen and I admit, still makes me happy. Have you seen this guy at 60+? He did a great job in the Meryl Streep movie, Ricki and the Flash. And yep, I paid full price to see this one by myself in the movie theatre.

Oh and hey, I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking today with one stencil four ways. Hop by and see me!

Happy TBT!

Monday, November 16, 2015

A Little Love Never Hurts

I made a little love ornament to show how you can personalize these mirror ornaments from the craft store. My niece got married this year and I think it's always a nice idea to gift newlyweds with an ornament for their tree. We received two for our wedding long ago in a galaxy far, far away...ok, it was Ohio in 1990 but that's 25 years ago, so that counts! And yep, we still hang them on the tree.

The word love is a rub-on from Heidi Swapp that is in a foil kit, so it's adhesive. I added glitter instead. I know you're surprised. The ribbon is aqua seam binding that you can buy for 25 cents a yard. I just adhered it in a ruffle.

For the back, I printed their names and wedding date on a piece of cardstock and die cut with a Spellbinders die. It covers up the ruffle and adhesive nicely. You could always use a piece of fabric if you want to use fabric markers to personalize.

Quick and easy and inexpensive...all things I like in a project!

Happy Monday!